LONDON RFI Global Services Ltd's new laboratories in Gunpo near Seoul, South Korea have been approved by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (U.K.A.S.), enabling the �£3.6million investment to formally ‘open for business’.
Opened by Dr Kah-Kyu Sohn, Governor of Gyeonggi Province, the ceremony was attended by major mobile phone manufacturers, and senior members from KOTRA (Korean Trade and Investment Agency), local Chambers of Commerce as well as test equipment suppliers.
Senior members of the U.K. Embassy and Gyeonggi Province in Korea also joined Stephen Kirk, CEO of RFI-Global Services, at the opening.
RFI Global Services (Basingstoke U.K.) revealed plans for the facility in February and is currently installing a fully automated radiated spurious emissions (RSE) measurement chamber to provide accredited RSE measurements on cellular devices defined within TS51.010-1 and EN301908-1. The RSE facility will include a Rainford Fully lined Anechoic Chamber with Orbit DUT positioning system and a Rohde and Schwarz TS9976 measurement system. It is expected that the second part of the expansion will be completed in October this year
The 6,000 square feet facility is equipped with the latest test platforms that include the Anritsu ME7873F-10 3G RF conformance tester including RRM, Multi-region support and HSDPA, a fully-loaded Aeroflex AIME/CT 6401 3G protocol tester including InterRAT, a fully-loaded Aeroflex AIME/CT 6103 2G/2.5G protocol test platform, Cetecom’s MiNT quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/AMR 2G/2.5GRF tester, a Setcom SCAT 5020 application tester and Comprion’s IT3 Sim Simulator, together with further support equipment.
RFI’s export growth achievement was recently marked by the Queen’s Award for International Trade made for doubling its export revenue to �£6million in only 3 years.
Stephen Kirk (4th from the left on the front row) CEO of RFI Global Services with members of RFI Korea.